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WATCH: Natasha Bedingfield on returning to work after baby - 'It's important to get that alone time'

"Going back to work after kids is really valuable for your self-esteem... It's important to get that alone time and remember what your dreams are outside of your child."

Travel

Passengers cause more accidents than mobile phones and other fascinating driver facts

Don’t be a nervous backseat driver and 4 other passenger etiquette tips to keep your family safe on the road.

Finance & Legal

Unmarried parent? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you stand with South Africa’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. Both parents have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble.

Finance & Legal

ConCourt makes significant interim maintenance ruling on divorce proceedings

The Constitutional Court has upheld the prohibition against appealing interim maintenance orders, pending divorce proceedings.

Health

'Burns are not only related to fire' - The top 10 ways to prevent burns in children according to ChildSafe

'Scalding from boiling or very hot liquids occur more frequently than fire-related burns but these injuries can be averted with extra vigilance and monitoring from parents.'

Date night

How long does it take to get divorced in South Africa?

What is the quickest way to get divorced? A legal expert shares advice on the options available and how long a divorce could take to be finalised.

Health

Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being – new study

Given that large numbers of children may be affected by parental substance use, this is an important public health challenge. Particularly given that we know that poor well-being in childhood can impact later life too.

Parenting

Amy Schumer claps back at fans questioning her son's autism risk

"I'd be disappointed if he liked the Big Bang Theory and Nascar not if he has ASD."

Parenting

A reader shares how she deals with working mom guilt - 'Being available when it matters is critical'

"The economic times in SA make it very hard for women not to work and I believe quality over quantity matters more."

Parenting

The 5 best gifts that you can give your children, and they do not cost a cent!

"So many parents have come to (unconsciously) rely on the buying of material gifts to let their children know that they love them while not fully understanding the negative implications of these well-meaning gestures.”

Family fun

WATCH: Bruce Lee's daughter wants Tarantino to 'shut up' about her dad

Bruce Lee's daughter claps back at Quentin Tarantino after the director called her late father "an arrogant guy."

Date night

Is failure to contribute financially grounds for divorce? A legal expert answers

"We are married in community of property, now if I should file for divorce is he liable to get half of everything? I really don’t want to lose my house."

Parenting

'When I look back at photos of my babies I just want to cry'

"I remember my mom saying she could feel our pain. She would complain about how she had to write matric 6 times and I would get so annoyed. This wasn't about her! But I get it now." Tori Hoffmann shares her hilarious yet heartfelt reflections on raising kids.

Finance & Legal

Are you paying your nanny a living wage? Probably not

If you're paying your employee the national minimum wage, or even a little above, you may not actually be paying her enough to get by.

Parenting

Is this mom's idea of a pocket money 'surprise' sadistic, genius or both?

A mom has gone viral after sharing a clever trick to welcome her kids to the real world, and you might want to take notes.

Date night

'I’d be lying if I said it was easy to see my life falling apart': A reader shares her divorce experience

Parent24's #dignifieddivorce series helps parents navigate the legal and emotional implications of a divorce, one of our readers wrote of her legal battle for a dignified divorce settlement.

Parenting

Gender-based violence: It starts early, but which interventions actually work?

With gender-based violence statistics remaining at shocking levels, South Africans are interrogating the root causes of this social scourge. But what interventions actually work in bringing about real change?

Family fun

Baby fever alert: These two male king penguins caring for their adoptive egg will make you feel broody

"We just had to put it on the feet of one of the guys, and he already knew what to do."

Travel

How to find affordable car seats in South Africa

When you take the price of these seats over the 10 to 12 years that you can use it, they are very affordable.

Health

'It’s still taboo': Parenting with a mental illness

"In her lower moments she still worries that she’s not good enough for her children, and that they’d be better off with someone else"

Family fun

'Chris, you need to talk to me before the baby is born or don't bother after!': Banksy-inspired prank?

Of all the many ways of getting in touch, this parent-to-be chose something a little old school, and now the internet can't get enough.

Family fun

Matt Damon gets four new tattoos in honour of his daughters

Alexia, Isabella, Gia and Stella are now permanent features on their dad's arm, courtesy of celeb tattoo artist, Winter Stone.

Parenting

Teaching our children to have an attitude of gratitude

"Gratitude is our opportunity to share and give of ourselves and our time to others, ensuring moments of happiness that only need to be acknowledged to be enjoyed and appreciated."

Finance & Legal

'I totally understand why some fathers give up': One parent's custody experience

"... the feeling of being so helpless is one just a father with this battle can understand." A dad shares his experience of fighting for his two children.

Parenting

OPINION: An environmental activist warns of ecological collapse

I'm sorry to scare you like this. But you cannot go back to watching Netflix and hoping that this will all go away. Technology will not save us. We cannot leave this planet to go live on a space station. This one Earth is all we have and she is dying.

Date night

The basics of getting divorced in South Africa

I've had enough! I want to dissolve my marriage.

Parenting

Black single fathers: a forgotten, but ever-present phenomenon

Two Wits University researchers present some insights from their soon-to-be-released findings on the state of SA's black single fathers.

Date night

The different types of divorces in South Africa

I want to get divorced as quickly as possible… what do I need to know?
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